Sunday, March 14, 2021

Gone, Lost & Forgotten: Their Best = Big Bend

 The Vikings of Big Bend dropped their wrestling program after the 1994-1995 season. 

Jon Lane 
152 lbs 

Lane won a NJCAA title for the Vikings in 1967. He later became mayor of Moses Lake. 

Bob Owens 

This one is a bit of a mystery.  Bob Owens was a NJCAA All American for the Vikings in 1971 with a third place finish.  There was a professional wrestler from the northwest, born in 1951 who worked for the Portland territory. Big Bob Owens. Same guy? Don't know.

Larry Paul
191 lbs  

Paul won a NJCAA title for the Vikings in 1968 

Terry Dawes 

A two time NJCAA All American, Dawes was fourth in 1968 before winning a NJCAA title in 1969. He finished off his career at Central Washington. 


Duane Zamora
165 lbs 

Zamora was an NJCAA All American with a fourth place finish

Carl Zamora 
142 lbs  

A graduate of Moses Lake High school, Zamora was a three time Washington High School state runner-up.  He would also take runner-up honors for the Vikings in 1990 at the NJCAA championships. 

George Hara
118 lbs 

A graduate of Moses Lake High School, Hara was fourth-second-champion during his final three years of high school.  Competing for the Vikings he was fourth at the 1982 NJCAA championships and a runner-up in 1983.  He finished off his career at Wyoming.  He later coached at Big Bend as well as at Moses Lake High school. 

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